Buxus nyasica Hutch.

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Common names:
Frequency: Very locally common
Status: Native
Notes: Although this species is often considered a Mt Mulanje endemic there are actually no confirmed records from the main Mulanje Massif. It has been recorded from the nearby smaller Mt Mchese and from Mt Soche near Blantyre. The species is therefore better named a Shire Highlands endemic (Dowsett-Lemaire & White in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60: 87, 1990).
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Shire Highlands in southern Malawi.
Malawi distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Pages 87 - 88.

Friis, I. (2006). Buxaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 252 - 254. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 20.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 63.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buxus nyasica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buxus nyasica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buxus nyasica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buxus nyasica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Buxus nyasica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buxus nyasica
JSTOR Plant Science: Buxus nyasica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buxus nyasica
Plants of the World Online: Buxus nyasica
Tropicos: Buxus nyasica
Wikipedia: Buxus nyasica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Buxus nyasica.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214500, retrieved 18 April 2024

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